#1 By: Cory Doctorow, February 8th, 2014 20:02
#2 By: Ken, February 8th, 2014 20:10
#3 By: Sam Paul, February 8th, 2014 20:47
It needs some warning sign "You must be THIS minimalist to use this door"
#4 By: Tim Quinn, February 8th, 2014 20:57
I was prepared to be my usual dismissive negative boy, but that thing is beautiful.
#5 By: a_huge_mistake, February 8th, 2014 20:58
Agreed. Impressive design + fabrication. Looks smooth like butter.
#6 By: Ibrahim, February 8th, 2014 21:00
I'm tempted to replicate, but I'm not sure I can pull it off. It would be awesome.
#7 By: rocketpj, February 8th, 2014 21:01
Beautiful. My kids would destroy it within 24 hours of installation.
#8 By: TheMadLibrarian, February 8th, 2014 21:50
A cooler version of a pocket door. How does it work from the other side?
#9 By: Brian Sizemore, February 8th, 2014 21:55
Except for the fact the door still has to extend into the living space.
And is it really a door if it doesn't fit into the actual frame?
(Of course I assume a different type of frame/lock design could be made to accomodate this design.)
#10 By: Brian Sizemore, February 8th, 2014 21:56
I'm really wondering where I can get those awesome squeaky floor boards....cause holy shit that'd drive me insane.
#11 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, February 8th, 2014 22:14
Except it's not even really properly minimalist. You could have a sliding door that's ten times sturdier with fewer points of failue in less space - much simpler.
#12 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, February 8th, 2014 22:18
Well ordinarily they're the product of renting a structure that hasn't been maintained for decades, and the floors are literally falling apart underfoot, but you could always recreate the effect intentionally if you absolutely had to.
If you have a lot of time, buy a place and let it to go to seed. If you're on a schedule, buy a place and either tear out the floor to replace it with a purposefully weakened counterpart, or just dump acid in the cracks and throw a dozen bowling balls around for an hour or two. If you're renting, just look for a "middle price range" apartment in New York. /snark
#13 By: digitalArtform, February 8th, 2014 22:37
Wow! That's radical, too!
Diagonal of a unit square?
okay. never mind. sorry.
#14 By: Eksrae, February 8th, 2014 22:40
I wouldn't mind having one, but it won't end well with the cat.
#15 By: Dave Brower, February 8th, 2014 23:16
Looks like a good way to slice fingers off hands. Might be plausible as a replacement for certain kinds of fire doors, being mechanically simpler than tracks with counterweights. i.e.:
But I'll bet they turn in in some SF movie within the next 18 months!
#16 By: Sam Paul, February 8th, 2014 23:59
Look, I just want a door. A simple door...you open and you close it. It doesn't need to enlighten me, make stand back in awe of the design cleverness while I spend an extra 5 seconds to get through the damn door marveling at it's design because after the 5th time it would get tedious.
It's a door...it's job is to open and to close.
#17 By: Jamie_Myers, February 9th, 2014 00:14
If everything was designed on those principles it would be a very dull world
#18 By: Smash Martian, February 9th, 2014 00:17
As the door closed behind them it became apparent that it did indeed have a satisfied sigh-like quality to it. “Hummmmmmmyummmmmmm ah!” it said.
#19 By: Tim Quinn, February 9th, 2014 00:24
Some day in the distant future this thread will be studied to understand why Western Culture collapsed into a heap of self-satisfied boring people.
#20 By: Jesse_Hamilton, February 9th, 2014 00:33
If not, it would destroy their fingers within a week.
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